After he became president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela continued to read, to quote and to love William Shakespeare.
Millions who have never read the book have seen the film version starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford.
History is a curious thing, full of drama, intrigue, plot twists, misadventures. Howard "Stretch" Johnson's memoir is similarly curious.
Bohemians would appear to be the book Paul Buhle has been waiting to introduce his entire lengthy career as a writer and editor.
I sat down last weekend, intending to read for 30 minutes or so, and ended up devouring Redefining Realness cover-to-cover in five hours.
More historians are beginning to paint a more objective, balanced, and positive picture of the role of the CPUSA in the U.S. labor movement.
Horne focuses on the reactionary nature of U.S. slavery and racism, and demonstrates the vanguard role of African Americans in the struggle for freedom.
Night People and Other Tales of Working New York is a new collection of short stories and poems reflecting the struggles of average citizens and workers in New York City and beyond.
The Good Lord Bird, the adventures of a disguised black child caught up in John Brown's abolitionist crusade, was the winner of the National Book Award for fiction.
"My purpose is to be an artist, educator, responsible tax-paying citizen, and a contributing member to society who just so happens to be blind."